A – We understand that a troubled teen boy may be reluctant to come to any program.
For a behaviorally-challenged boy with minor or no substance abuse issues, we require only that he is aware that he is coming to Lakeside Academy and that he walks in under his own power (i.e. he is not forcibly dragged into a building). We are not a lock-down facility or a crisis-care facility.
For a boy in need of licensed treatment for substance use disorder, we require that he is open to receiving treatment, as this will impact his outcome and ability to break any addiction.